My Dog Ate Crisco What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Kyoko •  Updated: 01/23/22 •  3 min read
Dog Moderate Toxicity Level
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My Dog Ate Crisco

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Do you keep Crisco on hand? It’s popular for frying and baking many types of foods! However, dogs may be attracted to Crisco. Dogs are curious about anything in the kitchen that even resembles food! But what happens if a dog eats Crisco? Will Crisco make a dog sick?

Has your dog eaten Crisco? Are you worried Crisco will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve put together information about Crisco and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What is Crisco?

Crisco is shortening that’s made by B&G Foods. Not many people realize this, but Crisco was first introduced back in 1911 by Proctor & Gamble! This was the first shortening to be made completely from vegetable oil. The original recipe used cottonseed oil!

This shortening was first made from hydrogenated cottonseed oil. The process makes sure the fat stays in a solid form at normal room temperatures. Today, Crisco contains soybean oil, fully hydrogenated palm oil, palm oil, mono and diglycerides, TBHQ & citric acid.

Crisco is used for baking, cooking, frying, and more. It can be used in a wide range of recipes, too. Crisco is safe for humans (in moderation); however, what about dogs? Can Crisco make a dog sick?

Crisco & Dogs

If your dog has a lick or two of Crisco, chances are he will be OK. However, if your dog eats more than that, he could become very sick.

Crisco contains high amounts of fat; if a dog eats too much fat, he could develop a condition called pancreatitis. This can be a severe condition that can lead to death if not treated quickly.

Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten Crisco:

If you notice these symptoms in your dog, call the vet immediately. This is an emergency. Don’t wait to see if your dog’s symptoms improve or worsen. Your dog needs medical treatment ASAP.

As you can see, Crisco can make a dog seriously sick or even cause death. So, it’s best to keep Crisco and other ingredients out of your dog’s reach. If your dog loves Crisco, then you may also want to purchase child-safe locks for your kitchen and pantry doors.

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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